Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have requested that a real estate agent begin showing them houses for sale in Beverly Hills and Bel Air.
Since rekindling their affair just months ago, the “Get Right” singer, 51, and Gone Girl actor, 48, have grown very serious very quickly. An insider told Us earlier this month that the couple expected to start cohabiting soon.
On Thursday, July 15, the couple was out and about in Los Angeles, viewing high-end houses in the fashionable Holmby Hills district, including one huge estate priced for over $65 million. According to Zillow, the 31,000 square foot mansion has eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, as well as a bowling alley, movie theater, fully stocked gym, wine cellar, and other fantasy facilities.
“When they’re not working, Ben and Jen spend virtually every night together,” the insider revealed. “They intend to move in together very soon.”
The Oscar winner and Hustlers actress dated and were briefly engaged from 2002 until 2004. In her 2014 memoir, True Love, the “Waiting for Tonight” singer characterized her divorce from Affleck as her “first genuine heartbreak.”
“It felt as if my heart had been ripped from my chest,” she wrote. “In situations like this, people use a variety of things to sedate themselves. Some individuals use drugs, others drink, and still others go out and party. I sought solace in another person, hoping to meet someone who could make me feel loved and wanted during my darkest hours. And that’s when Marc [Anthony] returned in my life.”
Lopez and Anthony, 52, were married from 2004 until 2014 and had twin daughters, Max and Emme, 13 years old. Meanwhile, Affleck has moved on with Jennifer Garner, with whom he was married from 2005 to 2018. Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, are the children of the former spouse.
The Grammy winner and Argo director were first seen together in April, just after Lopez announced her divorce from ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez. Within a few days, the couple rushed out to Montana for a low-key trip, and they’ve since spent time together in Los Angeles and Miami.
A source informed Us last month that Lopez was thinking about moving to California from Miami, where she is presently based. “Jennifer is looking forward to returning to L.A. for a fresh start,” a source added.
“They adore being together, and the weekends away they’ve been spending together have really clinched the deal,” a source close to the Shades of Blue star and Affleck said. “Friends say they can see them being together for the rest of their lives this time. They have always been soulmates.”
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The two were photographed shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles on Friday, July 9, with Lopez’s daughter, Emme, and Affleck’s son, Samuel.
“As far as Jen is concerned, she and Ben now have their whole lives to set things up in a comfortable manner,” a second insider told Us last month. “She plans to be an engaged stepmom who is there for Ben in that area, and she will expect him to do the same for her and Marc’s children.”